United African Organization is a dynamic coalition of African community-based organizations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois.


United African Organization offers a broad range of programs designed to empower and meet the growing needs of the African immigrant and refugee community in Illinois. Below are some highlights.

Our Goals


Build Leadership and Organizational Capacity of the Community


Advance Public Policies to Increase Opportunities and Support for Immigrant and Refugee Integration


Ensure That African Immigrants and Refugees Have an Active Role in Multiple Civic Arenas


Promote Community Development and Access to Social Services


Serve as a Viable Model of African Unity and Action

🎉 Great news! Thanks to the fearless advocacy of the community across the country, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for Ethiopia for 18 months, from June 13, 2024, to December 12, 2025!

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2024/04/12/secretary-mayorkas-announces-extension-and-redesignation-ethiopia-temporary#:~:text=WASHINGTON%20%E2%80%93%20Secretary%20of%20Homeland%20Security,conditions%20in%20Ethiopia%20that%20prevent #TPS4Ethiopia

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